Eric Werner of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico stopped by the MUNCHIES kitchen for Yucatecan-inspired feast.
This coconut cake recipe hails from a restaurant in the middle of one of Mexico's lushest jungles, and tastes so much better than the version your grandmother makes.
"It's exciting to be in a kitchen and see a monkey jump in and take one of the bananas that's ripe," says chef Eric Werner of Hartwood in Tulum. "Sometimes it's a clear indication of what fruit is really ready and at its most delicious."
Cook It Raw, an annual gathering of chefs, heads to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to learn about the art of ancient Mayan cooking.